Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Will we be getting foundation poured this week? That is the question.

We went by the property last night and all the trenching is fully complete now. They have started to place the vapor barriers as well over the trenched out blocks. I'm sure there is a better term for that, but since I'm not in construction that is what we will call the blocks with what looks like black tarp on them. HeHe. We even saw our house number spray painted on a few house boards making it feel completely real now. How could it not feel real, seeing what will be your address for the next 30 years placed on your home. I can't even begin how to describe how I felt when I saw that. It was a few emotions. I can only imagine that I'm probably going to be this crying mess when we get our keys and open that door for the first time as the official home owner. Enough of that ramble. Back to the subject at hand. When we went by and were investigating, we saw the plans, on the ground so we snooped and looked at them. We even laid them on the bed of the truck to get pictures of them. Slight problem with that was the camera batteries decided to die all of a sudden. Doh. So Ian got a bunch on his camera phone but it's a pain in the arse to send them so when we go by tomorrow, if the plans are on the ground again we will get them with the digital camera I promise. That is all the news for now. Pictures up next.

The completion of the trenching

Placement of the barriers on each block

Ian investigating the lot and vapor barriers

Our house number on the boards

That is all I'm going to post for now.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Home update

We went by the property this morning and we have had some more work done. They have pretty much completed the trenching. There is a little more to do and then they will lay this tarp stuff down over each square, which we are guessing are the vapor barriers. Then the next step will be pouring the concrete. We are really getting excited as we see more and more steps being done. If they keep up on this rate we might get in a little sooner, but we aren't holding our breath. I am going to start packing stuff away that we don't use in the coming weeks so that way I'm not swamped with all the stuff a move entails. Such as getting new services set up, putting in change of address, etc. Up next pictures.

The right side of the property's trench

Looking from the driveway area to the left side

The left sides trenching

Giving you an idea of the cross trenching with the squares

Where the bay window will be

Thats it for now..stay tuned as there is always something going on it seems.


Saturday, August 18, 2007

A visit with Ians parents and an update on the house

Ians parents came in to visit with us on Friday and we have been having a blast. A lot of shopping and even got to see some new work that has been done on the home. We have pipes now, so we are one step closer to the foundation being poured. Woot.

Ian and I at the new homestead

Where the kitchen sink will be where the pipe is at in the picture below.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

House Update and the visit with my sister and niece

Well this last week was a fun week needless to say. I got to spend nearly a week with my sister and cutie pie niece. I can't believe how quickly she is growing. She has quite an extensive vocabulary. We spent quite a bit of time at the pool. She loved that. Plus we went shopping, to the park, and just had fun. I also took them by the property so they could see where we would be living in the near future. Then last night Ian and I went back by because I had noticed these flags and was curious about them. In between the two days that I took my sister by it and last night when Ian and I drove by, they had begun work. It's really exciting now for us because we will get to see progress finally on this long awaited project.

Here are some pictures of that.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Just an update

Not much has been going on with us. We have finally had a streak of really nice weather so hopefully work will soon begin on the new home. We drove by it on Friday and nothing had been done, but several lots had their framing laid that hadn't the previous week so our turn should be soon. My sister and niece are in town visiting us. She is such a talker. She is growing up so fast and I'm so happy they will be with us for a week. We are going to the pool as well as other things while they are here. Guess that is all for now.